30 July 2022
PRESS RELEASE: MAGIC INN CONVENTION 24 SEPTEMBER 2022
On 22 June 2022 an announcement was made that the Magic Inn Convention (known as MIC) would again be doing another event scheduled for the 24 September 2022. It was with been sadness after discussions within the legal and magic community that I feel that it is best that this event will be cancelled due to factors outside of the Magic Inn’s control.
The Magic Inn has been contacted in regards to tickets that was purchased under the Global Magic Shop website in which a request to issue ALL ticketed personnel refunds was already made as of July 20, 2022 due to notification that Global Magic Shop was no longer selling tickets from July 19, 2022 for the Magic Inn Convention.
Under the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, if a product or service you buy fails to meet a consumer guarantee you have the right to ask for a repair, replacement or refund under the Australian Consumer Law and any ticket with MIC with directions to be sent to the Magic Inn website that the legal liability would be of The Magic Inn.
This information can be found: https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/consumer-rights-guarantees/repair-replace-refund
Under the terms of the ticket issued, if the MIC event continued, which it had the legal right to, it meant that Global Magic Shop could have been misleading customers to direct them to their own event especially if they or any party of the World Magic Convention advises or gives directions that their tickets issued under MIC would be “re-issued” to their event especially without the consent of the consumer purchasing the ticket and breaching the Magic Inn Convention event and policies at the time of purchase.
The Magic Inn has requested for the list of people who made a purchase under the MIC brand which I believe may have exceeded the July 20, 2022 date and have been rejected under the Global Magic Shop Data Protection Policy to obtain this information. Therefore the Magic Inn has been given no ability to contact only the ticket holders on what is occurring to your ticket especially if the refund would be in form of a voucher through the ticketing organisation without notification or approval.
Whilst the Magic Inn was supportive to their direction in doing their own event which included releasing a lecturer, the Magic Inn provided a formal response that their event would be a "SEPERATE EVENT" and "NO LONGER ASSOCIATED" with the Magic Inn or Magic Inn Convention brand and that all content with MIC branding removed and not used for their event, which we believe may still be present.
At this time, The Magic Inn apologises that no contact has been made to the ticket holder due to Global Magic Shop decision and the Magic Inn Convention would not have engaged to them doing tickets on the Magic Inn Convention behalf if this notification, which is only made after their termination from the event in order to run their own, was provided prior to doing the tickets.
This response timeframe had to increase as consultation with legal as Global Magic Shop had notified at the time of their ceasing had stated a cease and desist notice at the time of them wishing not to continue.
There has been NO agreement with Global Magic Shop or World Magic Convention to re-issue tickets to their event and have advised that refunds should have been issued to ALL participants and if you have received that this would strongly be misleading or unlawfully determining The Magic Inn and/or the consumer’s rights.
If you feel that your rights have not been breached, you are welcome to report this to the ACCC at: https://www.accc.gov.au/contact-us/contact-the-accc/report-a-consumer-issue
Should you feel that you do not want your data to be stored with Global Magic Shop, I would advise to get in contact with them on firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you feel that you do not want your data to be stored with The Magic Inn, I would advise to get in contact with them on email@example.com
We wish to thank everyone for their support and we will be in reviewing the Magic Inn position as we aim to be arranging another event in line with what the MIC was firstly developed upon between myself and the late Tony Junior which was to bring people together around the world in a positive, respectful and fun environment.
The Magic Inn openly states that we do not have any association with World Magic Convention or Global Magic Shop.
For more information please contact
The Magic Inn